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My Tesla entered production - and is this picture for real?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Ashkenaz, May 28, 2016.

  1. Ashkenaz

    Ashkenaz Member

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    Sooooooo, this picture was emailed to me. They said it's in production. Is this really MY car or just some generic Tesla? it's, black - check, it's got a hole where the sunroof goes - check, that's about all I can tell. Any thoughts? Cool picture though.
     

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    The ability to track your car is simple. If your DS wants to, or has time, they certainly can walk down the line, take a pic of your car, and send it to you. They often have a paper attached that shows the VIN, or even your name on it.
    My DS sent me pictures every day when they were building my car, from Body in White, to, "It's Alive" when they activated the 17" screen. I would not doubt that it is your car if they say it is. No reason for it not to be.
     
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  3. Ashkenaz

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    Wow! That's amazing, I wish my DS would do the same :(
    It's in paint now, they say. I'm sorry I missed that opportunity.
     
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    I saw this picture somewhere else. Not your car (unless by chance), sorry! Still cool, though.
     
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  5. Ashkenaz

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    Ahhh, well, thanks! I was wondering..... that's sort of sad.
     
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    Wow, daily photo status!?
    I have yet to see or hear from a DS? What do they look like?
    My car finished production and is scheduled for delivery.
    The only reason I know this is that I refreshed the "my Tesla" page.

    I'm fine with this, being a web site purchase and all, but personalized service would have been a nice touch.
     
  8. DÆrik

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    When mine went into production I got the same picture in my email. However I have a pearl white car ordered.

    I'm more interested to hear about the DS that got pictures of the car on the line!

    @roblab Do you live near the factory? Can you share the photos? I'd love to see it on the line.

    Thanks Erik

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  9. rcsting

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    That's a generic picture Tesla just informing you to start losing sleep while you wait for delivery :)
     
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  10. Bladerunner

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    @roblab was just joking and pulling your leg.

    Generic picture, I got the same, even though I ordered a MC Red one
     
  11. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    I'm not sure @roblab was joking. But remember he's got one of the earliest signature cars built.
     
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    I never got that email even though it is now in transit.
    Checked Spam folder just in case.
     
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    Well, obviously things have changed. My DS did take pictures and sent me emails every day my car was on the line. True. But that was VIN 00064. I got a lot of special treatment that likely they don't have time for now, but I see no reason why a DS could NOT go to the line and take a picture of a certain car, other than time constraints. I guess a generic picture is as good, but it was cool to see every step.

    Pardon my naivete.

    As to the rest of it, the DS was a little unorthodox. He suggested a case of wine for his efforts. He no longer works for Tesla. The pictures are long gone (3 1/2 years ago). I live a hundred miles from the factory, but I don't go by there often

     
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    Ah, makes sense. The early cars certainly got special treatment, as they should have.

    My DS is here in Colorado so it'd be a little harder for him to get pictures.

    Although it would be cool if they put in an automated picture taker, but I understand why they don't.

    Thanks Erik
     
  15. Ashkenaz

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    Taking pictures of cars online... perfect intern's job!
     
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    It shouldn't be that hard to set up cameras at various points along the line to take pictures of each car as they came through, link them to the serial number (or production number) of the car, and automatically email them to their respective future owners so they can actually watch their car being built? They may have to cheat a bit in the very early process, but I have always wondered why Tesla hasn't done this since day one.
     
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    Now that is a perfect suggestion! Would have loved that...my car (S90D) is currently in transit...agonising wait...
     
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